Genesis 25:18-28 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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18 And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren. 18 His descendants settled in the area from Havilah to Shur, near the border of Egypt, as you go toward Asshur. And they lived in hostility toward all their brothers.
19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: 19 This is the account of Abraham's son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac,
20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean.
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived . 21 Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said , If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to inquire of the LORD.
23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. 23 The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger."
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled , behold, there were twins in her womb. 24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.
26 And after that came his brother out , and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau's heel; so he was named Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.
27 And the boys grew : and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. 27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was a quiet man, staying among the tents.
28 And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.